The compeling story of mother raising her kids after the death of her half wolf husband. In an attempt to find a better environment to raise her children, who also happend to be half wolf, she will move away from the city. A beautiful movie from the same director of Summer Wars and The girl who leapt through time.
Ōkami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki is not a Miyazaki film… it doesn’t go into deep metephorical situation about the destruction of the environment, wars or greed. At most, the film explore a quest of identity, a little bit of gender roles and the challenge of letting go. Nonetheless, it’s a fantastic story well worth watching.
Even with the somewhat simplistic animation, the film is really beautiful. The animation is quite adequate for the story itself and if you fit it with a well done soundtrack, the production value of Wolf Children is where is should be.
This is not a Ghibli film… but who said they had a monopoly on everything that’s good ?